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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN C. EVANS was born December 16, 1819, in Dickson County, Tenn. He is a son of George and Jane (Baker) Evans. The father was born in Tennessee; he died in1872 in Hickman County, aged seventy-nine. The mother was also born in Tennessee; she died in 1880, aged eighty-one. Our subject came to Hickman County November 9, 1862, and has since been engaged in farming; he owns a farm where he now resides about one mile north of Clinton, also another farm elsewhere in this precinct, in all about 300 acres, all of which he has acquired by his own exertions. Mr. Evans was married, in 1852, to Rebecca Wilkins, of Tennessee. These parents have eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Mr. Evans is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has served as deputy sheriff two years.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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